How do you simplify #20-(-3)*(-2)#?

1 Answer
Jan 12, 2017

Answer:

See the simplification process explained below.

Explanation:

Using the correct order of operations we first do the multiplication. Remembering a negative number multiplied by a negative number gives a positive result:

#20 - ((-3) * (-2)) -> 20 - (6)#

We can now subtract the two numbers:

#20 - 6 = 14#